WhatsApp – Users will protect their conversation backup data while storing it in the cloud service thanks to the end-to-end encryption feature.
WhatsApp has finally added a security feature for users’ cloud backups. The company is ready to embed end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features into cloud-stored backups in a recent update.
Although they have adopted the E2EE feature when users send messages, the application of this security feature in the cloud is not an easy thing. Interestingly, WhatsApp managed to bring this feature to its users.
Facebook and WhatsApp say that this security feature will be coming in the next few weeks. They ensure that the E2EE they use prevents anyone from accessing it, including WhattsApp or cloud storage service providers.
Wccftech (September 13) reports that users will be able to choose between two options: they can store the 64-bit encryption key manually or set a password. This new feature for WhatsApp will make cloud backups and the backup process much more secure.
However, it’s important to know that just because a user has E2EE doesn’t mean their data is 100% protected. And if a user loses their key or password, they will lose access to the backup.
Fortunately, WhatsApp provides a password reset feature so that users don’t lose their data. Also, this feature only applies to the user’s primary device, which means data linked to multi-device support does not get this feature.